A blue jay gives us a gorgeous view in Guilford County. A "mysterious disease" impacting songbirds across the U.S. appears to have missed our feathered friends in North Carolina. (Image via Shutterstock)
Birdwatchers Rejoice. The ‘Mysterious Disease’ Threatening Songbirds Has Spared North Carolina.

Our pandemic isn’t over. But North Carolina songbirds have missed the worst of a disease that plagued birds across the U.S.

A woman walks past thousands of flags placed to honor of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in Charlotte in 2015. North Carolina will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11 this weekend with dozens of events across the state. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
9/11 Changed North Carolina. Here’s How North Carolina is Remembering the 20th Anniversary.

From Wilmington to Banner Elk and Fayetteville, North Carolina will commemorate the day with dozens of events across the state. Find one near you.

A sign warns motorists and others of flooding on New River Inlet Road in North Topsail Beach. A 2019 study by the Center for Climate Integrity, estimates that it will cost $724 million to adequately provide short term protection against flooding in N. Topsail. (Photo by Michael McElroy)
The Climate Report Is Bad. But There Is Something We Can Do About It.

The worst-case scenario for our warming planet — deadly fires, floods, and droughts — will require international cooperation by governments. And nothing less. 

People without the COVID vaccine are the most vulnerable to the new COVID variant, Gov. Roy Cooper said Thursday. But they're also making life more dangerous for others. (Image via NC DPS)
‘The Virus Will Find You,’ Gov. Roy Cooper Tells the Unvaccinated as Delta Surges

Before, COVID-infected people would pass the virus to two people on average. With Delta, it’s six people. 

Southern Grace Distilleries out of Mount Pleasant has the unusual distinction of being housed in a former prison. Shout-out to all the bootleggers once jailed there. (Image via Southern Grace Distilleries)
Moonshine, Rum and Gin: Our Guide to the Best Liquors Made Here in NC

Already considered one of the finest states for brewing beer, North Carolina has some top-flight liquor to offer too.

Gov. Roy Cooper speaks in March at a COVID-19 media briefing. Cooper is allowing the state's school mask mandate to expire at the end of the month, leaving the decision on masks to local school leaders.  (Image via NCDPS)
Despite Surging Delta Variant, Gov. Cooper to Allow Statewide School Mask Mandate to Expire

North Carolina state leaders will punt to local schools, but they’re recommending masks for K-8 students and unvaccinated high schoolers.

A waterfront dock shows damage following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The 2021 hurricane season is off to a fast start. Here are some tips to prepare for any storms ahead. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
This Hurricane Season Will be Busy. Here’s How to Prepare Before a Big One Hits North Carolina.

In the first six weeks of the 2021 hurricane season, we’ve already clocked five named storms.